The Cold War Kids were formed in a historical hotbed for fresh and avant music, Fullerton, California. Their initial demos were recorded in Whittier, they established themselves in Long Beach, and during the summer of 2006 the rest of the country began paying attention to a band that I bend over backwards to remind people is from where I’m from.
The title track to their third LP, Mine is Yours, comes chock full of drama, and incites things with a tense build, and some killer tribal drums. The instrumentals are as vivid as ever, and the out of character “Cold Toes On The Floor” is a heavily blues influenced highlight. I would say “Sensitive Kid”, which puts a drum machine to good use, along with “Bulldozer” are indicative of the record’s overall apprehensive demeanor. A US tour kicks off in early march, and the entire album (released by Downtown Records) is available to stream via the Cold War Kids myspace page.